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Perhaps also fake

“Gorgeous, multiple Imitation with a beautiful real batik finish. Compare sample 78 from Padang, probably not real, what kind of blue is this? Not Indigo and so perhaps also fake. Several tradeswomen & chinese thought this was a real batik”

This is what Felix wrote from Semerang on May 21st, 1897. His letters are very valuable, because not a lot is left of the correspondence from and to cotton companies. The surviving pieces are spread across various archives. Luckily, we still have the sample book and Felix’ accompanying letters.